Veda, a cozy fine dining restaurant located in the H Block outer circle of Connaught Place has been there since 10 years and is still going strong. The interiors and the soothing lighting take you in a state of relaxation mode. The plush sofas, the exquisite artifacts, the candles on the table and the royal cutlery makes you feel like the ruler of this world.
As soon as you are seated, the smiling waiters serve Amuse Bouche in front of you which is a small complimentary appetizer or in simple words the Dish of the Day. I tried the Pudina & Mater Ki Galouti along with Tamarind Chutney which indeed kick started our meal well.
The Apple Cinnamon Mojito & Peach Apricot Cranberry Margarita complemented the starters extremely well.
The broccoli marinated with cheese, roasted in tandoor and served hot and fresh on the table with a mint chutney. The broccoli has never tasted so good.
Dahi Ke Kebab
Exceptionally delicate, spongy and flavourful yogurt stuffed kebabs was the show stopper dish.
Murgh Malai Tikka Fondue
The huge chicken pieces marinated in cream and cheese roasted and served in a Matka along with the fondue which was the marination itself.
Paneer on Fire
The diced paneer tossed in a wok with Onions, Bell Peppers in a Chinese Style tasted good.
Nitrogen Spinach Chaat
Crispy Spinach leaves frosted in liquid nitrogen box which was at -165 degree Celsius temperature, topped with yogurt granulas and garnished with Tamarind and Mint chutney and pomegranate seeds. The best thing Chef prepares the dish at your table. Must Have!!
From The Mains:
Specially Crafted black lentil which is cooked overnight and presented in a small Handi was just wonderful and nonetheless than a Bukhara Daal.
Paneer Kundan Kaliyan
The regular paneer in a rich cashew nut gravy with a Khasta Roti tasted wow.
Loved the small handi presentation served with a creamy thick raita but the biryani lacked the flavours and was more of a miss.
The extremely thin sliced bhindi deep fried and garnished with chaat masala to give it that peppy tangy flavour. My favourite.
We ordered Shahi Tukda and Litchi ki Tehri. Both were presented neatly and appeared attractive but personally the fresh litchi flavour combined with a rabri was a win win for me.
The servers are extremely cordial and the portions of the dishes is apt. A little over-priced, but justified with the great ambiance. Head out for a candle light dinner date or for a casual Family dinner. Highly Recommended!